ADDITION OF FERNANDES SUSTAINER AND BIGSBY TO TELECASTER
Wire and modify and set up
This very nice Telecaster was enhanced by the addition of a Fernandes Sustainer and Bigsby B5 tremolo.
The original pickguard and bridge plate are the starting point for new ones. In the first picture, paper templates for positioning and for sending to the pickguard manufacturer are made.
In order to cover original routing and various holes, a large pickup ring was made out of the original bridge plate, and a small plastic piece was fabricated from pickguard material to cover holes between the Bigsby B5 and the new pickup ring.
In the 3rd picture, all the parts have arrived and two custom routing templates have been made. On the right, ciruit card, installed in custom pickguard, next to its cavity after copper and carbon shielding is applied.
5th picture: positioning of the Bigsby and the bridge must be precise.
6th, 7th & 8th pictures: the finished project
8th picture: battery box covers the worst parts.
last picture: original back with damage to be covered.